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 Re: clarinet changes after "playing-in"
Author: bmcgar 2017
Date:   2017-10-30 20:34

Well, plenty of people would say "yes" (probably most).

But aside from the pads seating better and maybe the mechanism freeing up, I'd go with the simplest explanation for the change you perceive: that you are the one who's now "played in" with the instrument, not that the instrument has changed.

At least I, after owning a few dozen instruments in my life, don't have the ability to detect changes that happen gradually over months, even when the bore changes shape, which will occasionally happen. Guess I'm not sensitive enough.

Can't say about the bore finish, though swabs might have a slight polishing effect or maybe remove some oil or coating that the clarinet was manufactured with, but unless you're using a sandpaper swab it's unlikely that swabbing would turn a "rough" bore into a "smooth" one.

Let the games begin.


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